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Justin Bieber, ‘Drummer Boy’ Feat. Busta Rhymes – Song Review

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Wrap Justin Bieber up in a bow and stick him under the tree, ’cause he’s ready for Christmas. The Biebs’ latest holiday tune, ‘Drummer Boy,’ has hit the web, and given that it showcases his rap skills and features Busta Rhymes, we think Beliebers across the globe will find their Christmas cheer before the Halloween candy leaves the shelves.

Though he pulls much from the classic ‘Drummer Boy’ staple, Bieber keeps it fresh on his forthcoming ‘Under the Mistletoe’ album by swapping beats and spitting rhymes. We’re particularly fond of this rap-heavy track, notably the first verse where the ‘Baby’ singer blends his skills with his well deserved (albeit oversized) ego:

“Yeah, I’m on the drum / Yeah, I’m on the snare drum / Yeah, I’m on the beat ’cause the beat goes dumb and I’m only spitting heat ’cause I’m playing for the sun / Playing for the king, playing for the title / I’m surprised you didn’t hear this in the Bible / I’m so tight I might go psycho / Christmas time, so here’s a recital / I’m so bad like Michael / I know I’m still young but I go, I go stupid stupid / Love like cupid / I’m the drummer boy so do do.”

Yes, he did compare himself to the late King of Pop — and yes, he did insinuate that his name should have been mentioned in the Bible.

Nevertheless, when Busta walks into the song he does so subtly under Bieber’s sweet stylings, which is more than unusual for someone with such harsh vocals. Keeping with the times, Busta calls out to social media outlets like Twitter and aims to stay as PC as possible, wishing a Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Hanukkah to all.

Back on the mic for another quick verse, the Biebs turns the spotlight away from himself and towards those who are less fortunate this season, telling his fans to donate to can drives and think of others in order to ensure everyone has a happy holiday. After all, Biebs is the drummer boy — so do.


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